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MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? #221179 Jul 11, 10:19am Jul 11, 10:19am
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MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!?
Ok this is not cool. I just got back from getting my car inspected and i got the paper telling me what all passed ect. Anyway, as i read it i saw this:
Vehicle weight: 3,445 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought the celica weighed almost 1,000 pounds below that! angry
Has anyone else had this happen?? Sorry but that just pissed me off. The car is used by the way...but i doubt he would put something in my celica that weighed 1,000 pounds lol rolleyes
The only mods i have are:
performance tires, and the TRD action package that may concern weight..That cant possibly weight 1,000 pounds confused

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Rick] #221180 Jul 11, 10:42am Jul 11, 10:42am
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when they measure the car, they only measure where the front wheel, where the engine is.
so with both wheels(front and rear) they would weight more.
it says on your VIN sticker on side of the door.
thats the thing about the new SI. Even though they weight less on the engine side, the whole car weights about a lot more than celica i think

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Jae] #221181 Jul 11, 10:48am Jul 11, 10:48am
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Im still a little confused.. confused

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Rick] #221182 Jul 11, 10:54am Jul 11, 10:54am
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Rest assured, your vehicle does NOT weigh 3,445 pounds. Something is wrong with the measurement.

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Rick] #221183 Jul 11, 11:42am Jul 11, 11:42am
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Definitely human error!...Here!... spineyes

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Virtuous_One] #221184 Jul 11, 1:53pm Jul 11, 1:53pm
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Thank god spineyes

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Rick] #221185 Jul 11, 2:23pm Jul 11, 2:23pm
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HAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHA


thats the GVW

the GROSS Vehicle Weight...its something different...ignore it...


Not just another girl's car...
Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: tWiSteD] #221186 Jul 11, 2:55pm Jul 11, 2:55pm
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Originally Posted by tWiSteD
HAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHA


thats the GVW

the GROSS Vehicle Weight...its something different...ignore it...


what is that?
i dont know and would like to learn thumbsup

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: R3DLIN3GT] #221187 Jul 11, 3:10pm Jul 11, 3:10pm
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There's curb weight, and then there's gross vehicle weight. Gross vehicle weight is a lot more accurate- and generally is around 1000 times more than the advertised curb weight (which has like, 0 gas in the tank, etc). Rest assured, your car probably doesn't weigh a full thousand pounds over the curb weight- but it's probably a good 500 pounds more at least.

For instance, the 3000GT VR4 has a curb weight of 3737 and a gross vehicle weight of 4575. Toyota does not advertise their gross vehicle rates- rarely anyone does it cus makes their cars seem heavy and fat.

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: shidarin] #221188 Jul 11, 3:21pm Jul 11, 3:21pm
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The weight advertised is AKA a "dry" weight. No antifreeze, break fluid, freon, oil, windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid, tranny fluid, and no gasoline.

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #221189 Jul 11, 4:02pm Jul 11, 4:02pm
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Wow...thanks shidarin and Haulin_A_Doo...i was scared for a sec laughsilly

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Rick] #221190 Jul 11, 4:32pm Jul 11, 4:32pm
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grvw also includes the number advertised for people in it at an average of 150 pounds a person so theres 600 pounds gone


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: drkramm] #221191 Jul 11, 6:44pm Jul 11, 6:44pm
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3445 pounds??? damn... wtf

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: ragingpaseo] #221192 Jul 11, 10:56pm Jul 11, 10:56pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
3445 pounds??? damn... wtf


who ever weigh your car was on crack or something, sue him or her for being stupid on the job

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: CsGTS] #221193 Jul 12, 8:48am Jul 12, 8:48am
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Originally Posted by CsGTS
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
3445 pounds??? damn... wtf


who ever weigh your car was on crack or something, sue him or her for being stupid on the job

read thread before you post it has already been explained why the numbers look different.

if you want a good idea of what your car really wweighs find a truck stop, pay $8-$10 and they give you a print out of what your car weighs. you can do it with or without you in it.


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Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Lucky_317] #221194 Jul 12, 8:55am Jul 12, 8:55am
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cheaper way to do it is drive to the local dump, get on the scale, read the sign, turn around, and leave.

takes 10 minutes rofl


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Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: drkramm] #221195 Jul 12, 10:08am Jul 12, 10:08am
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Originally Posted by drkramm
grvw also includes the number advertised for people in it at an average of 150 pounds a person so theres 600 pounds gone


I was thinking that. Not sure what they use the number for, but it does make sense. Rolling weight including people.

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: DiabloGTS] #221196 Jul 12, 7:26pm Jul 12, 7:26pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
cheaper way to do it is drive to the local dump, get on the scale, read the sign, turn around, and leave.

takes 10 minutes rofl


omg i was just thinking that

Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: GTQuentin] #221197 Jul 13, 8:35am Jul 13, 8:35am
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uh, id rather not cruise over to the dump lol rofl

my car is a highly tuned/refined racing machine. She deserves better then the dump rolleyes lol

damn I hate being at work in the morning rofl


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Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: Lucky_317] #221198 Jul 13, 9:03am Jul 13, 9:03am
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3,445lbs put that fatty on a diet. rofl rofl


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Re: MY CAR IS OVERWEIGHT!? [Re: GTSHYPR] #221199 Jul 15, 6:47am Jul 15, 6:47am
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that weight is for fully loaded down max cargo load and passengers.

the 2550 that teh gts is rated at is and estimate without anythign in car.


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